The National Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi, has responded to diatribe from the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) against former President John Mahama, following Mr. Mahama’s call on Ghanaians to vote out the NPP so that its corrupt officials can be prosecuted.
At a press conference in Accra, Monday, Mr. Gyamfi described responses from the likes of Gabby Asare Otchere Darko, cousin to the President, John Boadu, party General Secretary and Yaw Buabeng Asamoah, NPP Communications Director as desperate equalization attempt from thieves seeking corruption classmates.
“… we will not bore you with any response to the false and baseless corruption allegations leveled against the NDC and President Mahama by these NPP thieves who are busy looking for corruption class mates. All the stale and contrived allegations they rehashed at their last press conference addressed by their General Secretary have been discredited over and over again. Like the Akans say, “Yate abre”, to wit, we are tired of listening to these same old lies,” Sammy Gyamfi said.
The NPP had responded to former President Mahama’s call on Ghanaians during his thank you tour of the Northern Region to vote out the Akufo-Addo government so that they can lose the covering of political power which shields them from prosecution.
Yaw Buabeng Asamoah had claimed that President Mahama’scomplaint about economic hardships does not exist and that Mr. Mahama is just conjuring up the hardships.
On his part, Gabby Asare Otchere Darko also claimed that Mr. Mahama was a personification of crises when he was President.
John Boadu also claimed that there is no evidence to buttress former President Mahama’s claim that this government is corrupt.
“These assertions by Gabby and by the NPP’s Chief scribe are preposterous to say the least. The systematic governmental corruption spearheaded by President Akufo-Addo and his jocular Vice Bawumia, has been so overt and public that the condemnation of same by Ghanaians including conscientious and principled members of the NPP has been unanimous. If Ghanaians are raising their voices in condemnation of corruption and rot within this government, it is because they have lost hope that the canker will ever be tackled as long as the NPP remains in power. They have too many examples of very clear corrupt practices that have gone unpunished to base their conclusions on.” Sammy Gyamfi wrote.
For proof he catalogued ten out what he said were numerous corruption scandals in the government of the NPP.
“Ghanaians have not forgotten how in the year 2017, five (5) million litres of contaminated fuel belonging to the State, was sold by BOST to unregistered and unlicensed entities, Movinpina Energy and Zup Oil in breach of the National Petroleum Act and the Public Procurement Act and the proceeds pocketed by the entities involved and their accomplices in the corrupt Akufo-Addo/Bawumia/NPP government,” Sammy Gyamfi stated.
“Ghanaians have not forgotten about the infamous PDS scam through which Ghana lost over a billion dollars of grant from the United States of America. You would recall how in the year 2019, PDS a company made up of an appointee and cronies of President Akufo-Addo, used a “fraudulent” Insurance Guarantee to takeover the GHc20 billion assets of the Electricity Company of Ghana. This scam was occasioned and facilitated by the Vice President of the Republic, Dr. Bawumia to amend the requirement of a bank guarantee that has to provided by the concessionaire (PDS) into an Insurance guarantee, the validity of which government deliberately refused to authenticate so they could capture that important state asset, ECG for the family and friends of President Akufo-Addo.”